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Remember when I was hunting around for a credit card with an EMV chip for use in Europe? At the time, such cards were relatively hard to come by in the American market. As a reminder, Europe has largely transitioned to so-called “chip-and-PIN” credit cards in hopes of reducing credit […]

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Greetings. I’ve just returned home from a week abroad, and I wanted to share a few thoughts about credit card usage in Europe. As I noted in a previous post, you’ll often see recommendations from travel experts to get a chip-and-PIN (EMV) credit card before heading overseas. But is this […]

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I’m heading to Europe in a couple of weeks and have thus been tying up some loose ends in advance of my departure. One of these tasks has been to get a credit card that’s more likely to be compatible with European card processing systems. In case you weren’t aware, […]

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